Transitioning to Middle School

Sixth graders are receiving additional help transitioning to middle school during their first year. Much of the help comes in restructuring classes so that the entering sixth graders are taught in areas secluded from the older students. Students entering middle school...

A New Kind of Summer School

A new kind of summer school is taking shape, which prepares incoming high school students for success, instead of remediating failure. The Summer College Readiness Academy is operating this year for the first time in the Napa Valley Unified School District.  It is a...

Link Between Cyberbullying and Depression

A fresh look into some past research reveals a definite link between cyberbullying and depression, and verified that nearly a quarter of adolescents encounter cyberbullying in social media. Researchers wrote in JAMA Pediatrics that while a majority of teens use the...

Teaching Fellow Students About Genocide

One school has begun combating hate by encouraging student leaders teaching fellow students about genocide. Students at Hoosac Valley Middle & High School hosted two new programs; a “Celebration of Diversity and Difference” lasting a week, and a ninth...

Fewer High School Graduates Majoring in Education

There are fewer high school graduates majoring in education, and the number of students who earn master’s degrees  in education has declined over the past few years, according to the National Center for Education Statistics. Education groups have warned that low...

Students Solving Problems for Nissan

Students solving problems for Nissan at a unique summer program is an unusual way for high school juniors and seniors to gain experience with engineering tasks in the real world. At Nissan’s Smyrna plant, 52 high school students participated in Nissan’s...